Great River Medical Center Offers Sibling Preparation Class in January
December 21, 2011 –
The Sibling Preparation Class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby brother or baby sister and helps reduce the anxiety about being separated from their mothers. Children ages 2 through 10 will learn how an additional child will change their families and how they can help with this adjustment. The free class includes:
- A tour of the Obstetrics Unit, including nursery
- Dressing up in hospital gowns, masks and caps
- Story time about having a baby
- Role-playing for children
Classes are scheduled monthly. The next class is 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Registration is required. To register or obtain more information, please call the hospital's Education Department at 319-768-4070 or toll-free at 866-297-9516, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You also may register online at www.GreatRiverMedical.org under the Classes and Events tab.